Bachelor of Information Systems
Course summary for local students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Information Systems|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)*
*Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud (online) only
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016||$9,065 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||Not applicable|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|VTAC Codes||1400414211 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
1400514211 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400614211 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|Deakin course code||M340|
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Key dates
Information systems (IS) refers to the business side of technology. It looks at the way businesses structure their systems of information and the various ways that people and organisations make use of technology to improve their processes ad workflows. This course gives you the skills to analyse existing information systems, develop new systems and find solutions to common IS management issues.
Digital information has revolutionised the way the world does business. The discipline of information systems is about the capture, strategic use and associated technology of digital information in the business environment. The role of an information systems professional focuses on applying technology and strategic decision-making to the job of managing vast quantities of a business’s information.
In this course you’ll focus on developing and applying information technology solutions to real-life business problems. For example, you’ll learn how to perform basic SQL (Structured Query Language) queries and develop the ability to critically analyse an organisation’s information needs so that you can decide on the best information management approach.
To get a broad understanding of the context of IS in a modern business setting, you’ll cover areas such as data storage, professional ethics in the digital age, IS strategies relating to social media and mobile technology, infrastructure and the Cloud.
Work-integrated learning is a core component of this degree. Our 'Industry Campus' program gives you the opportunity to work with real-life IS problems in real-life workplaces with real-life IS professionals. This means you’ll broaden your professional networks, boost your employability and get a chance to explore the various career paths available to you.
IS graduates are in high demand globally, and with high graduate salaries on offer an IS degree can set you up for a satisfying and rewarding career. Diverse career opportunities include specialist information systems roles, such as project manager, business analyst, security analyst, database developer, web designer and information systems project leader.
Professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) means your degree is recognised in industry, resulting in better job outcomes.
Completion of the Bachelor of Information Systems and associated double degree courses grants eligibility for entry as a Professional member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Fees and charges
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.
Full-fee paying place
A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course. Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
Fee information for all domestic students
The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or the full fee paying annual indicative course fee shown in the table above is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
The fees per unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about 2016 fees.
Study Load and unit fee
Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year, which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL. You can find the unit fee, credit point and EFTSL value for each unit by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search.
Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or full-fee paying place, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.
Work integrated learning is a core component of this degree. An 'Industry Campus' program facilitates formal engagement between students and employers. This program aims to ensure that every student has multiple touch points with employers of information systems graduates and information systems professionals during their degree to help students identify potential employers and understand the career outcomes available to them.
To complete the Bachelor of Information Systems, students must attain a total of 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.
The 24 credit points include up to 17 credit points of core units (including one Work Integrated Learning unit), up to 8 credit points of elective units to enable students to include a 6 or 8 credit point major sequence and 2 zero credit point academic induction units. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.
|MCA010||Communication for Academic Studies (0 cp)|
|MIS010||Academic Induction for the Bachelor of Information Systems (0 cp)|
|MIS203||Making Sense of Information >|
|MIS201||Business Requirements Analysis|
|MIS202||Managing Data and Information|
|MIS211||IS Services, Infrastructure and the Cloud|
|MIS231||Professional Ethics in the Digital Age|
|MIS271||Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing|
|MWL201||Community Based Volunteering ~|
|MIS312||Social Media and Mobile Strategies|
|MIS313||Strategic Supply Chain Management|
|MIS352||Business Process Management|
|MIS399||Applied Business Project|
plus one unit of Work Integrated Learning chosen from:
|MWL203||Work Based Learning #|
|MWL301||Team Internship *|
|MWL303||Business Internship ^|
|MWL311||Industry Based Learning (3mth) +|
|MWL312||Industry Based Learning (6mth) <|
> This unit was previously coded MIS102
~ This unit replaced MIS291 from T1 2016
# This unit replaced MIS293 from T1 2016
^ This unit replaced MIS390 from T1 2016
* This unit replaced MIS392 from T1 2016
+ This unit replaced MIS394 from T1 2016
< This unit replaced MIS396 from T1 2016
Plus eight credit points of general elective units or if you have completed the 2 credit point unit, MWL312, 7 credit points of general elective units.
Course Learning Outcomes
|Graduate Learning Outcome||Course Learning Outcome|
|Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities||Develop and apply broad and coherent knowledge of the foundation theories, concepts and practice of Information Systems within an organisation or social setting.|
|Communication||Communicate ideas and concepts, with consideration to impacts and outcomes, to specialist and non-specialist audiences (using appropriate tools, technologies and techniques).|
|Digital literacy||Use appropriate technologies to source, evaluate and analyse information relevant to a variety of issues and contexts in information systems.|
|Critical thinking||Apply critical and creative thinking skills in a variety of information systems settings.|
|Problem solving||Identify and model problems and articulate broad solutions related to authentic situations in the field of Information Systems.|
|Self-management||Demonstrate intellectual independence and reflect on self-performance to identify and plan future professional development.|
|Teamwork||Work collaboratively in diverse teams to produce and share solutions to information systems or other business or social problems.|
|Global citizenship||Demonstrate ethical, legal, and responsible behaviour in the development and deployment of information systems to meet stakeholder needs.|
|Approved by Faculty Board October 2014.|
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent, including a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.
Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
Some courses are available in Trimester 2 and 3 2016. Check our Midyear entry and Trimester 3 pages to see if direct applications are open for this course.
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.